Expert advice about stationery

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The write stuff

The write stuff

Q. We want our guests to be excited for our big day from the get-go, so getting the stationery right is really important to us. How can we give the best impression, without spending a fortune?

A. Rachael Riches says: Here are some of my tops tips for having great-looking stationery without blowing your budget. They're all small changes, so you'll still get great-looking stationery!

- Select a studio or house design rather than bespoke as this will take your designer less time.

- Ask about different types of card as this can have an impact on the price. To cut costs, opt for a more light-weight option.

- The shape can also make a difference; square is often more expensive and also a flat invitation is less costly than folded.

- A larger number of invitations often works out better value per card than smaller quantities.

- Consider the type of envelope. I tend to use luxury ones to match the stationery however, white ones can be more cost-effective.

- Include the RSVP details on the invitation rather than as a separate card. This is a good idea if you're asking your guests to email replies.

- Print any guest information on matching paper sheets rather than card.

- For order of service or order of the day cards, print on both sides rather than folded with paper inserts.

- Combine table numbers with menus, printing on both sides of the card.

- Have a matching design on your place cards but leave them blank to write on, rather than having your guests' names printed on.

- Have small table plan cards to stick to a mirror rather than a large printed one.

- Finally, book early to make sure there are no charges for urgent, last-minute stationery requirements.

Rachael Riches
www.floandburt.co.uk

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